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Vague has a premiere of Brian Powderly’s Static 6 part. Ollieing into that smudge of asphalt on the other side of the Ridgewood Reservoir spot is, as they say, ~completely unhinged~.
Vague also sat down for an extended video chat with three of the principal filmers behind the Static series to talk all the things that skate videographers talk about 🧠
Another Vague link?! Yes, another Vague link: they interviewed Hopps teamrrider and QS office favorite, Kyler Garrison.
The closing part of Josh Stewart’s Static VI + Boil the Ocean’s #1 video part of 2023 (in chatting about this, Josh aptly referred to BTO as “one of skateboarding’s last mysteries left”) is live.
The Static series built its reputation on going against the grain. Its inaugural 1999 video spotlit the talent sitting under the Florida sun when everyone else was chasing the California Transworld dream. Static II solidified a path through the crust and diamond-plate when everyone else was horny for Barcelona marble. Static IV + V doubled-down on the full-length’s viability when the rest of skateboarding was all-in on the trend of calling it dead. (Apologies for not coming up with a nod for Static III, but it’s honestly the one I’ve watched the least.)
Simple Magic compiled a list (with excerpts!) of 2023’s best skateboard writing, including Mr. Munzenrider’s QS story about skate shop tees + Mr. Carbonite’s annual Song of the Summer x Part of the Summer study.
“You just got white rice?” Stephan Singh has a sick edit out called “Drop Top Drippy” featuring some deeper spot digging than any ol’ local edit. That firecracker bank thing on Morris Avenue might be the most London-ass spot in all New York. Kickflip was the one.
IMPULSE is an Albany / upstate scene video by Chris Sendzik with parts from Cooper Qua, Jeremiah Gray, Yafay Towles and a great closing section from Nick Persico.
The unspoken motto of the nearly quarter-century spanning Static series has been “location, location, location” — each part always feels at home in a specific city, even if it isn’t entirely filmed there.
And the span of Josh Stewart’s sixth Static video feels like it reaches new corners: Trevor Thompson’s Connecticut-heavy hometown part, a bigger focus on the midwest, and Jordan Trahan’s closing section largely filmed in Louisiana. However, six videos in, New York has always been a through-line, and today, we are proud to present you John Baragwanath’s Static VI part, the only New York-based part in the latest project.
Do you have $99,000 lying around? Want to own a skatepark [a lil’ over an hour from the city]? Peekskill’s 2nd Nature park is for sale. No cybermonday promo code for that though ;)
The promo for the upcoming Late Nite Stars full-length video went live last week. (Yes, a Trung sighting is included.)
Shari White made a new 11-minute edit called “Gleek / Blueberries,” featuring a solid chunk of Dustin Henry footage + appearances from Una, Breana, Nelly, Stafhon, Shealy, Chandler Burton and a mini curtains section from Evan Wasser.